Archive for Jonathan Goddard

  • 2020 Vision foresees car dishwashers. As if.
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    2020 Vision foresees car dishwashers. As if.

    By 11 August 2006

    In this time of drought and water shortages, it’s essential that we keep our cars clean. After all, the future of well-kept cars depends upon it. So a team from the Motor Industry Research Association (MIRA) has predicted the way drivers will wash their...

  • Chrysler 300C gets pimped
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    Chrysler 300C gets pimped

    By 10 August 2006

    One of last year’s best cars is getting even better after Chrysler announced the 300C will soon be available as a fully pimped SRT-8. Despite being tackily American, the gangsta-bling 300C looks amazing, has a decent enough ride and a boot that comfortably...

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    UK Police get dedicated car computer

    By 10 August 2006

    If you thought the next generation of police cars would come from a technological hotbed such as Silicon Valley or Shanghai, think again. In terms of cutting-edge automotive policing aids, Dorset is where it’s at. Not normally associated with having...

  • BMW revamp the X5
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    BMW revamp the X5

    By 9 August 2006

    One of Chelsea’s favourite tractors is finally getting a revamp, with BMW announcing a new X5 for 2007. To be fair to the much-maligned soft-roader, the X5 defined an entirely new segment in the car market - the Sports Activity Vehicle (SAV). While...

  • Ford announces new souped up Shelby GT
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    Ford announces new souped up Shelby GT

    By 9 August 2006

    Few cars are as evocative of the American dream than the classic Mustang, and Ford hopes to recapture some of its States-side kudos with its new jacked-up Shelby GT. The latest addition to the Mustang family, a result of a partnership with racing hero...

  • New survey finds small is safe when it comes to cars
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    New survey finds small is safe when it comes to cars

    By 8 August 2006

    Small is beautiful, so they say - and now it seems small is also safer. According a new study, the smaller the vehicle you drive, the less likely you are to be involved in a road accident. Amazingly, the chav car du choix - the gone and sadly not forgotten...

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    Apple teams up with Ford, General Motors and Mazda with iPod accessories

    By 3 August 2006

    There will be even fewer places left in the world to escape from Apple and its iPod after Ford, General Motors and Mazda announced they will integrating the music player in much of their 2007 US vehicle line-up. It’s not yet clear how many UK models...

  • Survey finds Japanese cars better than European ones
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    Survey finds Japanese cars better than European ones

    By 3 August 2006

    The Japanese ability to make damn fine cars hasn’t been lost in translation, according to a new report. Once the joke of the Western world, Japanese car firms have turned their image around completely from being purveyors of cheap crap to creators of...

  • JCB dieselmax team breaks 200mph barrier
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    JCB dieselmax team breaks 200mph barrier

    By 2 August 2006

    The eventual target may be 300mph, but the JCB Dieselmax team has broken the 200mph barrier as it prepares to break the World Diesel Land Speed Record. The current record stands at 235mph, and that target is now within sight. The target speed of 300mph...

  • UK Government launch crackdown on mini-motorbike riders
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    UK Government launch crackdown on mini-motorbike riders

    By 2 August 2006

    Al-Qaeda, human trafficking, mini-motorbike riders … is there no place evil can hide from the British Government? Displaying its usual gung-ho attitude, Tony Blair’s administration has trained its sights on the scourge of mini-motos by launching a...

  • Half of all mostorists drive too close to the car in front
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    Half of all mostorists drive too close to the car in front

    By 1 August 2006

    Ever been crusing on the motorway when you check your mirror and all you can see is white van man’s radiator grille filling your rear window? Well then, you’ve been a victim of tailgating - the number one driver error on British motorways, according...

  • Kia appoints Audi TT designer to shake up new range
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    Kia appoints Audi TT designer to shake up new range

    By 1 August 2006

    Kia has some grand designs ... both in terms of the tin it hopes to sell and its ambitions to be much higher up the motoring food chain. Now, one of the world's leading designers, Peter Schreyer, has been hauled in too shake up the future shape and styling...

  • Loud, Louder, Lexus gets 19-speaker stereo system
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    Loud, Louder, Lexus gets 19-speaker stereo system

    By 1 August 2006

    If you've ever seen Pimp My Ride you'll be familiar with the importance our yoof places on being able to bang out some monster choons on their In-Car Entertainment (ICE). But older folks need their Rachmaninov and Radio 4 to be just as clear and, erm,...